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Volunteers Needed for Drexel’s Community Bridge Program

Do you enjoy meeting new people and learning about different cultures? Do you enjoy sharing your interests, hobbies and expertise with others? Then you could be a mentor, friend and Philadelphia tour guide to international students at Drexel. The University’s Community Bridge Program needs caring and open-minded individuals to share their knowledge of Philadelphia’s people, culture and lifestyle.

The Community Bridge Program invites participants to learn about different cultures and share their unique experiences with each other. Participants build meaningful and lasting relationships as they enjoy activities in their community — they are placed into “community families” that consist of International Gateway students (Drexel’s conditional admittance program), matriculated students and a Drexel employee or Philadelphia community member. The groups meet once a month from October to April. The families decide on and plan their own activities for each month.

There are also leadership opportunities for Drexel students: Matriculated students can choose to be their group’s leader, and student leaders will develop new skills, gain leadership competencies and use what they have learned in the classroom and in real world scenarios.

While the Community Bridge Program does accept people throughout the course of the program, sign-up is encouraged by the end of September, particularly for student leaders as they need to attend a training session before orientation.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, contact Drexel’s Community Bridge Program at 215.571.4139 or communitybridge@drexel.edu.